Christian Oberstolz
Sport: Luge
Birthdate: August 8, 1977
Birthplace: Innichen, Italy
Hometown: Antholz, Italy
Residence: Antholz, Italy
Ht: / Wt: 5'10" / 178 lbs
Olympics: 2002; 2006
Teammate: Patrick Gruber
Event: Men's Doubles

Getting to know: Christian Oberstolz

With doubles partner Patrick Gruber, Italy's Christian Oberstolz has battled some career crashes, with spills taken in 2001 at World Cup training in Igls, Austria, and again during their Olympic debut in 2002...Bounced back to place fifth in Torino...Won World Cup titles in 2005 and 2009...Married to Russian-born luger Anastasia Antonova.


DateEvent RankResults
Wed, Feb 17 - 5:00pDoubles, Run 1 of 2 41:23.112
Wed, Feb 17 - 6:30pDoubles, Run 2 of 2 41:23.112

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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